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Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered

December 17, 2013

Whether you are a first-time mother or experienced, there are many questions surrounding breastfeeding. Lovelace lactation consultant Teresa Paez, RN, BSN, IBCLC is answering some of the most common questions mothers ask her about breastfeeding today on the blog. How do I know if my baby is getting enough when breastfeeding?   It is hard to measure how much breast milk your infant is...

Lovelace Medical Center Helps Roswell Teen’s Wish Come True

December 11, 2013

Lovelace Medical Center was proud to sponsor a 17-year-old girl’s wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Taylor N. is 17 and from Roswell. She was diagnosed with ganglioneuroma in eighth grade and has been dealing with the repercussions of that ever since. Taylor is a dancer, but the tumor she has is wrapped around her sacral nerves and pushes on her internal organs. Taylor’s wish was to...

Best Chance of Living Disease-Free? Researchers Identify 5 Behaviors

December 10, 2013

Heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes are among the top leading causes of death in the U.S. These are often chronic conditions greatly impacting quality of life for several years. What if you could protect yourself, and live a disease-free life? Researchers say they have identified the five behaviors, which may afford...

Combating Holiday Heart with a Plan

December 03, 2013

From more gatherings to more food and drinks than usual, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is the time of year, which can be particularly harmful to your health. Shorter days mean we are less likely to exercise, and booked social calendars mean we are more likely to indulge. That simple equation can lead to a condition coined "Holiday Heart Syndrome", and it isn’t as cheerful as it sounds. The term...

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 18, 2013

“Diabetes doesn’t stop.” That is the message from the American Diabetes Association during the month of November, National Diabetes Awareness Month. 26 million children and adults in the US are living with diabetes today. Nearly 80 million people are living with a leading risk factor – prediabetes. If the growth continues, an estimated one in three people will have diabetes by 2050. The...